Escape rooms have become a fun night out for families and friends. The jest of an escape room adventure is you and your comrades are locked in a room which contains a series of different puzzles that provide clues to solve the final puzzle for unlocking the door of the room.
One day this week I felt locked in a “writer’s block” escape room. When I don’t know what topic to write about or how to express what I have to say, my approach is to simply start writing poorly or misdirected until the thoughts and language better form. So I started to manuscript. It was a no go. As was the next, and the next, and so on…until finally the breakthrough. Puzzle solved. Door unlocked.
This approach seems to work with most things that have us trapped or stuck. You just keep praying, thinking, and trying new approaches until the door is unlocked. Just don’t give up.